Who Should I Draft?

David Peralta or Aaron Hicks (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  David Peralta
LF - ARI
David Peralta
Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 72# 80
Best Rank# 36# 39
Worst Rank# 113# 143
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 129# 132
Best Rank# 110# 122
Worst Rank# 140# 154
   
Projections 
   
Runs7681
Home Runs2323
RBI7573
Stolen Bases510
Batting Average.284.253
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 121
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 139
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 43# 63
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 118
   
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RotoChamp
# 48# 137
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 79# 90
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 89# 97
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 73# 82
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 63# 64
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 40# 96
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 90# 106
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 81# 120
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 63# 110
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 36# 143
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 72# 76
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 76# 79
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 74# 88
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 59# 84
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 66# 75
   
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The Athletic
# 59# 72
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 69# 83
   
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Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 85# 92
   
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FantasyPros
# 78# 93
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 73# 78
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 51# 94
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 84# 103
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 89# 92
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 77# 93
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 73# 82
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 70# 72
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 66# 77
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 59# 87
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 97
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 47# 39
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 61# 53
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 68# 53
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 71# 57
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 73# 62
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 73# 58
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 74# 71
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 75# 73
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 78# 69
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 80# 70
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 82# 78
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 82# 67
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 82# 57
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 84# 75
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 86# 63
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 86# 77
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 88# 85
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 91# 64
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 93# 67
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 93# 68
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 94# 68
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 95# 74
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 113# 79
   
  David Peralta
LF - ARI
David Peralta
Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats560480
   
Runs7590
   
Hits164119
   
Singles10471
   
Doubles2518
   
Triples53
   
Home Runs3027
   
RBI8779
   
Stolen Bases411
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks4890
   
Strikeouts124111
   
Batting Average.293.248
   
On Base Pct.352.366
   
Slugging Pct.516.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.868.833
   
  David Peralta
LF - ARI
David Peralta
Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats543475
   
Runs7681
   
Hits154120
   
Singles9874
   
Doubles2821
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs2323
   
RBI7573
   
Stolen Bases510
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks4675
   
Strikeouts116106
   
Batting Average.284.253
   
On Base Pct.340.355
   
Slugging Pct.480.455
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.810
   
  David Peralta
LF - ARI
David Peralta
Aaron Hicks
CF - NYY
Aaron Hicks
News 
 David Peralta went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, and two runs scored in Arizona's 7-4 loss to the Giants on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 23rd
Aaron Hicks told reporters Friday that he's playing through some soreness in his right shoulder.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 21st
 David Peralta went 2-for-5 with two singles and an RBI as the Diamondbacks fell to the Rockies 6-4 on Wednesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 20th
Aaron Hicks went 0-for-3 with a walk on Friday as the Yankees lost to the White Sox by a 10-2 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
 David Peralta went 1-for-5 with a double and an RBI as the Diamondbacks beat the Nationals 10-3 on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
Aaron Hicks went 1-for-5 with a go-ahead RBI double in the 10th inning of Sunday's win over the Indians.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 10th
 David Peralta went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk in the Diamondbacks' 13-8 win over the Phillies on Monday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
Hicks was given the night off against the Toronto Blue Jays, with Brett Gardner patrolling center field in his place.
James Bisson
Wed, Jun 5th
 David Peralta went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs scored as the D'Backs beat the Blue Jays 8-2 on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
Aaron Hicks went 1-for-3 with a two-run single and a walk on Friday as the Yankees won 4-1 against the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 1st
Notes 
 Peralta is a .293 career hitter, so it wasn't exactly a surprise that he hit .293 last year. What was shocking, however, was that he hit 30 home runs after never hitting more than 17 in any of his previous four Major League seasons. The power spike was backed up by a ton of hard contact, but his ground ball rate remained high, making a repeat quite unlikely. Buy Peralta for the batting average, and consider anything more than 20 home runs to be a bonus.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
For a guy who just tallied 27 homers and 11 steals in 137 games, Hicks isn't getting much love. He also scored 90 runs thanks to sporting a 15.5% walk rate in a stacked Yankees lineup. Even without adding in the stats gleaned by his lineup replacement, the outfielder still performed well enough to demand top-100 consideration. A rise in contact (78.0%) and hard-hit rate (39.5%) should lead to a higher average and sustained power, and his cost more than bakes in the substantial injury risk. He's an especially wise choice in shallower three-outfielder mixed leagues, where it's easier to fill in the gaps when he misses some time. That will happen early, as a back injury will keep him out to start 2019.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Peralta batted .293 with a .352 OBP and 14 homers in 2017, but drafters snoozed at his bounce-back campaign. Last year, he batted .293 with a .352 OBP … and 30 homers. And yet he's still fighting for a top-100 spot. Having previously never gone deep more than 17 times in a season, it's safe to project regression given his 29.2% fly-ball rate. An elevated hard-hit rate at least gives him hope of reaching 20 homers, which would make him a useful contributor with a high floor in batting average.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Hicks topped 500 plate appearances for the first time in his career in 2018, and rewarded the Yankees and fantasy owners with 27 home runs, 11 stolen bases, and 90 runs scored. Hicks' high walk rate makes him particularly valuable in OBP and points leagues, but he proved last year that he can be a solid second or third outfielder in standard 5x5 leagues if he can just stay healthy.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros